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Poster: stratocaster Date: Jun 2, 2019 12:51pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: TDIH 95 Be With You

<a href="https://archive.org/details/gd1995-06-02.sbd.damico.92520.flac16/gd95-06-02d2t08.flac" target="_blank">https://archive.org/details/gd1995-06-02.sbd.damico.92520.flac16/gd95-06-02d2t08.flac</a><BR><BR>ah yes, 1995, a dangerous vintage, but have no fear, uncle strat is here to help<BR><BR>Please take a chance on the Standing on the Moon, from about 7 minutes on to the end you get a truly cathartic Garcia ending, one of the better moments from 95 likely... Garcia is fully accounted for, reasonably speaking, for the entire version , adding some nice ethereal guitar riffs throughout the song<BR><BR>Gyuto monks from Tibet do a segment during end of space that’s worth a listen as well, it’s like a guttural chant, would have been cooler had a Weir not stepped in with Easy Answers of all damn things at the end of it...that’s his choice...Easy Answers...how incredibly Weir

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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Jun 2, 2019 9:34pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH 95 Be With You

95 does have some of these moments where Garcia really is trying to get it across, and he is struggling to do so , It really sounds like he means it . And there is much to frown at, of course . And then there is that great face palm moment you mention at this show . Was Weir trying to infer that the the monk's Buddhism is an "easy answer" , or was he just oblivious to what had musically transpired ?

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Poster: high flow Date: Jun 3, 2019 5:55pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH 95 Be With You

His imminent demise clouds my ability to listen with "normal" ears.<BR><BR>The older I get, the harder it is to understand. At 48, I understand that passion feeds the will to push forward. Heroin seemingly replaces passion and therefore weakens the will. Garcia was certainly strong-willed and passionate, yet heroin. Perhaps heroin wore the disguise of the muse? I do not know...or understand.<BR><BR>I tried, but I find it impossible to rate or judge this for quality or effort.

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Poster: turnphilup Date: Jun 4, 2019 7:09am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH 95 Be With You

Agree. I kind of remember the shows I attented from '93-'95 as certainly lacking in quality, but hoping he would somehow snap out of the stupor he was in and turn it around once again. He was only 50, but looked 75! I came out of shows that Jerry was only on for maybe one or two songs, such as this SOTM, thinking he was barely holding on and could quite possibley die tonight, right here on this stage! Not a good trip to say the least, and then Weir decides to launch into a nice VOTC! I kept going until the end though, still searching for the sound that had drew me in so many years before. Unfortunately the grips of his dragon addiction were to strong, and I guess he choose it (heroin) over a life of continued music and the love and companionship of his family and friends.

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Jun 4, 2019 10:26am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Just you wait...

I always remember trying to talk myself into believing THIS would be the tour that saw him return to form. Surely, he must be able flick the switch again as he seemed to do in '90. I grabbed on to any bit of news that gave me hope he was coming back.<BR> <BR>Hey, look, he lost some weight! Now he'll be on! <BR><BR>Damn, maybe next tour. <BR><BR>What, he got married? OK, I'm sure he'll be a raging beast again! <BR><BR>Damn, maybe next tour. <BR><BR>He's checked himself into rehab? Yes! Now he'll clean up and be on a mission to be the Jerry of old!<BR><BR>(while sitting in the drive through) Oh, yes, I'd like a nacho supreme and a chicken burrito...<BR>What's that on the radio? Jerry's dead? Shit.<BR><BR>This post was modified by SomeDarkHollow on 2019-06-04 17:26:27

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Poster: Vermoontains Date: Jun 4, 2019 12:41pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Just you wait...

My two cents says I believe if he had not been in rehab , he would not have died when he did.<BR>Sometimes you break things trying to fix them.<BR><BR>No basis just an opinion

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Jun 4, 2019 1:02pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Just you wait...

Anything is possible. Years of crappy diet, lifestyle and the physical toll drying out takes on the body, it is certainly possible that rehab could have killed him, it has happened before. But it's also possible he heart was about to explode regardless.<BR><BR>This post was modified by SomeDarkHollow on 2019-06-04 20:02:47

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Poster: Diamondhead Date: Jun 4, 2019 4:37pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Just you wait...

What a subject. :( I'm sort of glad he passed in private. On stage would have been totally mortifying.

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Poster: Vermoontains Date: Jun 4, 2019 10:12pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Just you wait...

On a lighter note he laughingly says he plays for his life<BR>I used to love Gene Sarazen on Shell's Wonderful World of Golf and his happy sing song voice. Jerry sounds like that.<BR><BR><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=103&amp" target="_blank">https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=103&amp</a>;v=grQ8f5oOcY4<BR><BR>and around 1:40 his words are prescient and knowing <BR>from <BR>I didn't have the freedom to quit<BR> on<BR><BR><BR><BR>This post was modified by Vermoontains on 2019-06-05 05:12:58

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Jun 5, 2019 6:02am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Just you wait...

Agreed. Pretty sure the same small groups of folks who'd cheer just about anything during a show (feedback...tuning...Donna) would start screaming "Yeah, Jerry! Down on the rug! Woo-hoo!!!! Darkstar!!!!". <BR><BR>That I'm glad we missed.

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Poster: turnphilup Date: Jun 6, 2019 8:04am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Just you wait...(Col. Bruce)

Exactly how the Colonel expired on stage at the Fox in Atlanta. Most folks assumed it was just part of his stage antics, cause if fit in as something he would do. Took a minute or two for folks to realize it was not an act. Knowing the Colonel, he could not have imagined a better way of going out! <BR><BR>Speaking of cheering at inappropriate times during shows, I remember really enjoying drums and space in those final years. I would not exactly cheer, but loved dancing to the tribal and improvised sounds that would occur during them. It seemed at the time as the only time they were not just mailing it in, and actually tried to find the sound they had obviously lost after Brent died and then Bruce left. Peace

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Jun 6, 2019 8:28am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Just you wait...(Col. Bruce)

Interesting point about drums. Never really looked at it that way, but you've got me thinking and I think you've got a valid point. "Not just mailing it in". That fits nicely.

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Poster: craven714 Date: Jun 6, 2019 12:52pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Just you wait...(Col. Bruce)

and the wookies rejoiced...<BR><BR>R.I.P ~ Peter Mayhew

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Jun 7, 2019 6:16am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: I Got Those Morbid Curiosity Blues

Ahh, speaking of old hairy dead guys...<BR><BR><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_entertainers_who_died_during_a_performance" target="_blank">https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_entertainers_who_died_during_a_performance</a><BR><BR>Forgot Sib Hashian also kicked it on stage. <BR><BR>OK, maybe bad drummer puns at the expense of those who have passed is a bit over the line.<BR><BR>This post was modified by SomeDarkHollow on 2019-06-07 13:16:19